Annie's Place

A nonprofit organization

$525 raised by 1 donor

Caring for Children so Families can Access Healthcare


Annie's Place (formerly Mommies In Need) provides childcare to low- to moderate-income families at no cost so that they can get the medical treatment they need. Since 2014, Annie’s Place has provided free educationally-based childcare from professionally trained, trauma-informed nannies and teachers through in-home placements and its Childcare Center on the campus of Parkland Hospital. Knowing that a parent's health crisis can be a scary and confusing experience for young children, Annie's Place also offers a play therapy program, which provides complimentary counseling, crisis intervention, and parent consultations to address the complex needs of the families served. 

Annie's Place is able to provide its services free because of the generous donations from the North Texas community.

Annie's Place Childcare Center at Parkland

Annie's Place Childcare Center makes it possible for parents and guardians to fully focus on their own life-saving treatment while knowing that their children are safe and happy. The Center cares for children ages 0-6 whose parent, guardian, or sibling is receiving treatment at Parkland. Annie's Place also supports medical staff by offering a limited number of spots at Annie's Place each day for emergency backup childcare.

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Play Therapy

The Play Therapy program supports parents who are experiencing a health crisis. We know one of the ways we can best support parents is to support their children because a diagnosis is stressful for everyone in the family. Our licensed play therapist will share the developmentally appropriate way to tell a child about a medical condition, how to discipline children with anxiety, depression, aggression, ADHD and other internalizing and externalizing behaviors, and help the child and family navigate a “new normal”.The Annie's Place At Home program provides up to six months of full-time childcare for families dealing with cancer and other major illnesses and injuries, all at no cost to those served. Professional, trauma-informed nannies work with the same family for the entire timeframe and are specially trained to support children and their parents during extreme circumstances. To date, this program has provided more than 22,000 hours of in-home nanny care to parents disabled by a health crisis.

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Annie's Place At Home

The Annie's Place At Home program provides up to six months of full-time childcare for families dealing with cancer and other major illnesses and injuries, all at no cost to those served. Professional, trauma-informed nannies work with the same family for up to six months and are specially trained to support children and their parents during extreme circumstances. To date, this program has provided more than 22,000 hours of in-home nanny care to parents disabled by a health crisis.

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Mission

The mission of Annie's Place is caring for children so families can access healthcare. Childcare is an often neglected social determinant of heath, and lack of childcare is a leading cause of missed appointments, treatments, and life-saving interventions. Annie's Place supports parents experiencing a health crisis or needing assistance to keep up with preventive care by providing childcare, community, and compassion. We believe that parents should never have to choose between taking care of their own health and having safe and loving care for their children, Annie's Place has provided more than 60,000 hours of free childcare to more than 1,400 children since its inception in 2014, enabling parents and guardians to get the healthcare they need.

Needs

We are always in need of unrestricted support. We also welcome diapers, wipes, healthy snacks and other supplies for the children of Annie's Place. If you would like to help organize a drive for these items you can contact Tori Sewell at tsewell@anniesplacecares.org.

Equity Statement

At Annie's Place, we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates diversity, both among our employees and the families we serve.

As an employer, we know different backgrounds and perspectives create a stronger, more creative, more loving environment. We want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated and free to be who they are at work. We are proud to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

As an organization that serves and celebrates families of all types, we support all families regardless of race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Annie's Place

other names

Mommies In Need Inc.

Tax id (EIN)

47-2248716

Guidestar

Causes

Social Services

Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American, Other

BIPOC Leadership

Neither/None

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

2900 Live Oak Street
Dallas, TX 75204

Phone

469-708-6667

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